Jack Barrow

I write fiction and non-fiction sourced from pop philosophy, science and magick. My blog includes extracts from my upcoming books and previous works, plus occasional book reviews and sporadic outbursts on matters political, comical or just the downright infuriating. I’m preparing to publish a travelogue about a six-week tour of the 39 Historic Counties of England while trying to unravel life’s big questions.

Back from camp in a daze

It’s Tuesday, the day after returning from Drum Camp and I’m in a bit of a haze. The camp was completely dry throughout and incredibly hot. I...

Around the north in eight days

Day 12 to16 - Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancashire and Cheshire Well actually it was a few less than eight days going around the...

Would the Daily Mail care how dead people write?

It's difficult for dead people to write in the first person. That's what I realised when I wondered about the writing style for my main web site. I...

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Back in 2004 I remember seeing Susanna Clarke on TV promoting her book Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, a book about two magicians in England at...